[R] Help with factanal and missing values

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Wed Jul 14 00:20:25 CEST 2004

Dear Antonio,

I'm afraid that you're asking the wrong person about this, because the
literature on goodness of fit measures in SEMs strikes me as mostly alchemy.

As I recall, there are several chapters discussing fit measures in Bollen
and Long, eds., Testing Structural Equation Models. Perhaps these would be
of help.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Antonio Prioglio [mailto:a.prioglio at city.ac.uk] 
> Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 3:22 PM
> To: John Fox
> Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: RE: [R] Help with factanal and missing values
> On Tue, 13 Jul 2004, John Fox wrote:
> > 
> > Among the examples in ?sem is a second-order CFA.
> > 
> Thanks now I have it running, hopefully in a correct way.
> By the way I notice in the output a GFI index that in your 
> online appendix to your 2002 book describe as an ad hoc measure.
> Could you comment on how it compares with the Comparative Fit 
> Index (CFI; Bentler, 1990) which according to Byrne 1994 is a 
> revised version of the Bentler-Bonnet (1980) Normed Fit Index?
> Thanks again for your valuable help.

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